Edward E. Hazen Jr. PhD
July 3, 1929 – December 5, 2017
Edward E. Hazen Jr. PhD (Ted), died peacefully and gracefully at the inpatient facility of Brazos Valley Hospice on December 5, 2017, in Bryan, TX, at the age of 88. A celebration of Ted’s life is scheduled for Monday, December 11, at 10am at the Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 Rio Grande Blvd, College Station, TX, 77845. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
Ted was born on July 3, 1929, in Springfield, MA to Helen Blyth Hazen and Edward E. Hazen Sr. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1951 with a degree in Chemistry, and shortly afterwards joined the U. S. Marines, serving as a radio operator in the Korean War from 1951 to 1954. When Sergeant Hazen returned from combat, he entered a Masters program at the University of New Hampshire where he met his future wife Anne. They married in 1959 in Hancock, NH. They had their first child while he finished his PhD in Biochemistry at Harvard University. He completed postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he later joined the faculty.
The family moved to College Station, TX in 1972, when Ted began work in the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University teaching both undergraduate and graduate students and conducting research identifying and describing the structure of proteins. Upon retiring he was awarded Professor Emeritus.
Ted was a generous individual who found joy in giving back to his community. He was first his daughter’s softball coach and then a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir and served on a variety of committees. After retirement, he participated on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at Texas A&M University. In 2006 he received the Good Neighbor Award from Brazos Beautiful for trash pickup in the Wood Creek and Foxfire subdivisions. And for over thirty years – well into his 80’s – he was a dedicated volunteer at Brazos Church Pantry. Ted’s children remember him for his quiet kindness and enduring support. He inspired a love of gardening, nature, walking, cats, dogs, environmental and civic awareness in all of them.
Ted is survived by his wife, Anne Hazen, his children and their families, David and Starla Hazen and their sons, Bradley and Andrew, of Acton, MA; Blyth Hazen and Jennifer Hall of Beverly MA; Ted and Elaine Hazen and their sons, Tyler and Jacob, of Austin TX; and brother Robert Hazen and his wife Jean of South Hadley, MA, as well as three nephews and two nieces. Ted is also survived by goddaughter Beth Donovan Brown and close friends Angie, John, Maddie and Sam Byrd. His beloved little dog Melody enjoys her new home with Tyler and Jacob in Austin, TX.
In lieu of flowers, Ted’s favorite charities were Brazos Valley Hospice at 502 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803, Brazos Church Pantry at 304 W 26th St, #A, Bryan, TX 77803, and Peace Lutheran Church 2201 Rio Grande Blvd, College Station, TX 77845.
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